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I am a paleoceanographer who specialises in the application of foraminiferal isotopic (δ13C, δ18O, δ11B) and trace element (Mg/Ca, B/Ca) proxies to understand the evolution of Earth's climate and carbon cycle in the geological past. I have acquired a particular interest and expertise in Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) and early Paleogene (Paleocene-Eocene) climate change and carbon-cycling.

I am working with Dr James Rae within the St Andrews Isotope Group (STAiG). My current active project involves creating orbital-resolution trace element and δ11B records spanning the past 100 million years from multiple deep-ocean sediment cores recovered from the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Southern oceans. I am also co-supervising two Masters projects with Prof. Dick Kroon focused on applying trace element proxies at higher resolution to understand climate change and ocean acidification during the late Maastrichtian warming event and early Paleocene Dan-C2 event.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Investigating Climate Change and Carbon Cycling during the Latest Cretaceous to Paleogene (~67–52 million years ago); new geochemical records from the South Atlantic and Indian oceans, University of Exeter

22 Sept 201410 Dec 2018

Award Date: 10 Dec 2018

Master of Science, Master of Geology (MGeol), UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

20042008

Award Date: 25 Jun 2008

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